Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Problem With Stamp Collecting…Part 426

The problem with Stamp Collecting is …the People. Postal Administrations. Dealers….but mostly Stamp Collectors. Although there are clearly collectors that I like….I just don’t like them as a group. According to my wife…who is usually right about these things…intelligent people … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Never Join A Club That You Can’t Leave

The problem with online Stamp Clubs is that it is almost impossible to leave. I have joined four such clubs and they are more trouble than they are worth. Leaving is a problem. From the perspective of the clubs themselves, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Aussie Rules!

Stamp Fair in Belfast on Saturday. Much more successful than the previous week in Dublin. All the Dealers were part-time. And I was able to pick up maybe 300 stamps at an average of just 5p each. As you can … Continue reading

Posted in Stamp Fairs | Tagged | Leave a comment

Return to Sender

This is a fairly typical page from my stamp album. The set is the Bicentenary of the Guinness Brewery in 1959. As was often the case with Irish stamp issues, two stamps were issued. One stamp was meant for posting … Continue reading

Posted in Stamps | Tagged | 4 Comments

New Issues 2018: March

March was a quiet month. The Centenary of the Death of John Redmond and the 150th Anniversary of the Irish National Teachers Organisation. The Coil Stamps delayed since January were also issued.    

Posted in Stamps | Tagged | Leave a comment

Dublin Coin & Stamp Fair (Spring)

Sunday 8th April 2018. For those of us who are primarily Stamp Collectors, with a casual interest in Coins, this should have been a good event. Somehow it fell flat. While some (primarily) Stamp Dealers also deal in coins, this is … Continue reading

Posted in Stamp Fairs | Tagged , | 2 Comments